Top 8 Things to do in Queenscliff, Australia

August 7, 2017 Hana Mouser

Discover the best top things to do in Queenscliff, Australia including Fort Queenscliff Museum, The Blues Train, Queenscliff Harbour, The Bellarine Railway, Basils Farm, Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre, Queenscliffe Maritime Museum, The Rip.
Restaurants in Queenscliff

1. Fort Queenscliff Museum

King Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3325, Australia +61 3 5258 1488
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4.5 based on 162 reviews

Fort Queenscliff Museum

Great Family Entertaiment, enjoy the rare opportunity to tour a 19th century Coastal Artillery Fort. Amongst underground magazine, inside the Keep, fascinating artifacts and historial objects is the opportunity to try on uniforms from different moments in time. Walking tour approx 1 hr and 1/2 with a one of our friendly, knowlegable Tour Guides.

Reviewed By wyldfamilytravel - Maffra

Visited Fort Queenscliff today. The guide was excellent and kept everyone interested. Learned many new facts about the location and the fort. Well worth a visit if your in the area. Our kids aged 9 and 12 also enjoyed it and learned alot

2. The Blues Train

20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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4.5 based on 365 reviews

The Blues Train

For something decidedly different and entirely enjoyable, Queenscliff's legendary Blues Train is one of Victoria's most spectacular entertainment and dining experiences.The Blues Train departs Queenscliff between the months of August and May, offering a unique musical meal and show. With a capacity of 200 (50 in each of the four carriages) it has become enormously popular as a function venue and can accommodate and provide catering for parties of one to 200 people for a unique dinner and show - including weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions, christmas celebrations and special occasions. The Blues Train event begins at the historic town of Queenscliff. Patrons tuck into a hearty meal prepared by our Blues Train caterers. Drinks to take on the journey are available on the platform from the T-bar in the guard's van, open at each of the four stops.At each stop revellers swap carriages to find a new band tuning-up ready for the next act. One of the carriages only has Seating running along each wall. The Seating arrangement and up-beat music in this carriage leaves little option other than getting up for a bit of a boogie.But you don't have to dig the blues to enjoy the Blues Train, you just have to be open to a really good time.The Blues Train runs along the old Geelong train line, stopping in turn at Suma Park historic homestead and winery, and then at Drysdale before turning around and making its way back to Queenscliff, again via Suma Park.The Blues Train has hosted many great musicians since its inception, including Aussie blues legends Jimi Hocking, Chris Wilson and Lloyd Spiegel and Aria Award winners Collard Greens and Gravy and Mia Dyson.

Reviewed By Annette W - Lara, Australia

We had the best night out on the Blues Train. Meal was great, and they accomodated for my eating issues, with a special meal. Staff were great, courtious, helpful and nothing was a problem. Entertainment was awesome, the piano man was our favourite, but all the artists were great. A great night out celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. We'll be back!

3. Queenscliff Harbour

1 Harbour Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia +61 3 5258 5459
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4.5 based on 165 reviews

Queenscliff Harbour

Queenscliff Harbour is a bustling 250 berth marina with a working boatyard. Along the boardwalk is the dynamic retail precinct with restaurants, fresh seafood, pizza, ice-cream, coffee, charter/dive operators, fashion, gifts, bike hire, hairdressers & a day spa. Make sure to climb or catch the lift to the top of the 42m observation tower offering stunning 360° views of the bays natural beauty.

Reviewed By Michael-4551 - Caloundra, Australia

Visited on Sunday 18th June. It had been awhile since my last visit to Queenscliff and was delighted to see what they had done with the harbour here.

4. The Bellarine Railway

20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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4.5 based on 86 reviews

The Bellarine Railway

A volunteer run organisation offering steam train rides, train driver experiences, charters, as well as family events and specials.

Reviewed By Michael-4551 - Caloundra, Australia

Visited Sunday 18th June and was disappointed to be told that they would be running a diesel engine instead of steam that day. As we were visiting the area we decided to do the trip anyway. The return train to Drysdale takes about 2 hours or you can get off at Drysdale and catch a train back a few hours later. The ride was very comfortable and we enjoyed the trip very much. Hopefully next time we will have a steam engine. Well done to the guys at Bellarine Railway for a great day.

5. Basils Farm

43-53 Nye Rd, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia +61 3 5258 4280
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4 based on 125 reviews

Basils Farm

Basils Farm is an artisan Winery on the shores of Swan Bay, (Bellarine Peninsula) specialising in traditionally made wild fermented wines. Varieties include: Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Wine tastings and wine by the glass are available to enjoy at the Cellar Door or in the Cafe with an antipasto platter or seasonal housemade dishes featuring local and Basils Farm grown produce. Coffee, tea, cakes, wine and other beverages are available all day. Take in the Bellarine Peninsula's most picturesque views across Swan Bay to Queenscliff and relax amongst landscaped Gardens, overlooking the vines. Wander through the stunning potager Gardens that supply fresh produce to Basils Cafe and sit by the firepit with a glass of wine over winter. Hours: Monday & Wednesday - Friday: 9am-4pm. CLOSED Tuesday. Weekends 8am-5pm. Breakfast & lunch 7 days. (Limited breakfast menu weekdays 9-11am. Full breakfast menu weekends 8-11am). Public Holidays: 12-5pm.

Reviewed By MarkpGeelong - Geelong

Lovely spot with views over the water to Queenscliff. I feel the owners are cutting corners though. The tables are set up with nothing but a number on them for breakfast. You have to go inside to a small counter. If it was busy it would take a long time in a queue to order. For a venue that really pushes home grown product the breakfast was not great. We had the hash brown stack. Had to recheck the menu when it came out with one egg. Noticed it did say egg not eggs on the menu. For $17 and no table service I would expect 2 eggs especially when the hash browns were not home made and the hollandaise was also not home made. The bacon was good and the kale was nice as well.
I also ordered an $8 smoothie which was nice but it came out in a small plastic cup . The coffee was Luke warm and tide was out. The hot chocolate was half milk and half throth. Once our meals came out we had no one come up and say “ how are your meals” we are not complainers and it took long enough the first time. Please employ at least one professionally trained customer manager to float around and see how things are going.
We have sat here for 30 min after our meal was finished. Plates still here - no request for feedback, so please treat this as our feedback

6. Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre

55 Hesse St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia +61 3 5258 4843
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre

Welcome to the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre. Located in Queenscliff, the Centre services both Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. For all your travel needs contact the friendly staff. They offer a wide range of services, including expert advice on the local area, accommodation referral, internet access, heritage tours, and local ticket and souvenir sales.

Reviewed By J F - Melbourne, Australia

A huge thank you to the Queenscliff Information Centre....
After disappointing news of a fishing charter cancelled due to weather the team offered great suggestions and information for us to consider.
There are a number of restaurants and cafes in town who could learn a lesson from the staff at the Info Centre.
Well done made a difference to the rest of a three day Birthday weekend.

7. Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

2 Wharf St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia +61 3 5258 3440
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Discover the fascinating maritime heritage of Queenscliffe with a visit to this regional maritime museum, perched near the entrance to Port Phillip and its notorious 'Rip'. From the arrival of the early sailing ships more than 200 years ago, this picturesque coastal town has been shaped by boating activities and the maritime industries which have developed. From shipwrecks to heroic rescues, early fishermen and boat builders, light keepers and their technologies, sea pilots and divers, there are plenty of stories to discover. The last of the Queenscliff Lifeboats is the centrepiece of the museum. Even today, the museum sits adjacent to Queenscliff Harbour with its boating marina, and within walking distance of the Searoad Ferries. Guided museum group tours, and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse tours (conditions apply), are available by prior arrangement. Nautical gift shop available.

Reviewed By Tim J - Orange, Australia

We returned, as was a little rushed last time to catch the ferry, to spend some time going over the displays. The centre piece of the museum is the lifeboat in the main room which was in active service into the 50s. There is some...MoreThanks Tim, Glad you were able to take your time with your last visit as it is well worth perusing and Reading the displays and finding out the story behind the exhibits.

8. The Rip

Hesse Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia 6152584843
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5 based on 14 reviews

The Rip

"The Rip", also known as "The Heads", is a dangerous stretch of water in Victoria, Australia, connecting Port Phillip and Bass Strait. It is the only entrance for shipping into Port Phillip and hence into Melbourne. Because of large tidal flows through the relatively narrow channel from the bay to the ocean, and a high rocky seabed, The Rip has claimed many ships and lives. Geographically, it is t

Reviewed By JohnG3121 - Greater Melbourne, Australia

you could spend hours at the lookout at the Queenscliff lighthouse watching the waves crashing. go online too see when ships are departing Melbourne, because its great watching the big ships go past

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